What’s the difference between repression and suppression, between denial and distraction? Join me to explore how we deal with emotional pain.
The world has always felt broken, if you’ve been paying attention, but this year feels particularly so. And in the midst of it all, I’ve come to find a deeper appreciation of lament. Join me.
We think of time as an obstacle, as something in our way.
What if it instead as THE way—as the thing that gets us where we want to be?
What do we mean when we say people are “strong”? What are we really saying?
The MCU finale as a metaphor for trauma and therapy
And what my new glasses have to do with it I get rather frequent emotional flat tyres. That’s how I like to describe those times (more frequent than I’d like) when my mood drops and I feel rather slower than usual, and find myself struggling with less savoury thoughts about myself and the world. (Yeah, being […]
What if there’s a better way to think about health problems than simply chasing cures? I believe there is: I call it the RISE Way. The RISE Way: because there’s more to brief illnesses and persistent conditions than just time. This is a manifesto about health problems. Or more specifically, about the problem with how we […]
A tribute to the man who gave me a soundtrack for a difficult time. Chester Bennington gave many of us a voice.(Credit: Kristina Servant) When I heard, yesterday, of Chester Bennington’s passing, I felt a hollowness within. Linkin Park’s music (especially their debut Hybrid Theory album) helped define a major inflection point in my life and […]
And 2 reasons it’s so common There’s a question I often get from people I’m working with that breaks my heart. The question is this: “How do I get back to who I used to be?” It’s a question I understand, being as human as they are. But the reason it breaks my heart is, it’s […]
A meditation on “dark” subjects Photo: Neil Thomas I often think about what others consider dark topics. Pain. Suffering. Death. Evil. And I’m not just interested in them for their own sake — which is why I don’t consider my interest morbid (as some have described it), but rather for the questions that they raise. I’ve always been one to ask […]